Who is Jeffrey Bacon at Jeffrey Bacon Writing Services?

Jeffrey Bacon has been writing and publishing since 1981. With a B.S. in Biology, from Northern Illinois University and M.S. in Biology, from New Mexico State University, he entered his studies with a focus on writing about science and technology, with a human touch. Find out more about Jeffrey’s services at http://jeffreybaconwritingservices.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. I never see any of the information other than what you write to me.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. I never see any of this information either. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

As with other sections of my website, I never see any of your data, other than what you write directly to me.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. Again, I never see this information.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day. Again, I never see anything, from this information, but the text you write.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I do not, to my knowledge, share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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Additional information

How we protect your data

I personally see only data from documents and communications that you intentionally send me. That information stays where you put it, and I do not use it outside the respective documents. Payment information from your credit cards, debit cards, bank account, etc. never reaches me. It goes to the third party that handles the transaction.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, I would follow procedures recommended by the Federal Trade Commission‘s page, “Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business.”

What third parties we receive data from

PayPal & Bill.com handle transactions, but I do not see any of your personal or financial data.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

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